Trying to write an introduction for this section is surprisingly difficult. “Unwieldy” might be a better choice of words, actually — I’m looking for something more aerodynamic than “Hey, some stories. I wrote them,” but not something that wears out its welcome. My first short story to be published in some form is called “Weary.” It made an appearance on the website of the now-defunct TNI Books in the early part of this decade. Here’s what’s happened since.
- Airport Hotel Ghost Tour (Midnight Breakfast)
- An Apolitical Song (Metazen)
- The Clutch (Vol.1 Brooklyn)
- Cyclist & Avenue (TripleQuick Fiction; reposted on Medium)
- Dulcimers Played, Strings Played (Vol.1 Brooklyn)
- Every Night is Bluegrass Night (featherproof light reading)
- Last Screening of A Hoax Cantata (Necessary Fiction)
- Nearsighted in Northern Cities (The Collagist)
- New Evidence of the Kings County Sasquatch (The Fanzine)
- An Old Songwriter’s Trick (Joyland)
- Party Able Model (THE2NDHAND)
- A Record Called ‘American Woodworking’ (3:AM)
- Revolution Come and Gone (Vol.1 Brooklyn)
- Some Things I Botched (Everyday Genius)
- Spencer Hangs Over Newark (THE2NDHAND)
- Stanton Stands, Sees, Stares (Hair Lit)
- Twenty Minutes’ Road (Word Riot)
- A Waterside (Underwater New York)
- The Wenceslas Men (Joyland)
- Western Bridges (THE2NDHAND)
- When We Came to City of the Stars (Medium)
- Why I Was Not In New Jersey For Christmas in 1997 (Difficult Christmas)
- Winter Montage, Hoboken Station (Storychord)
- You In Reverse (The Collapsar)
“An Old Songwriter’s Trick” and “The Wenceslas Men” were both reprinted in issues of Joyland Retro–the second and fourth, respectively.
My story “Stanton Stands, Sees, Stares” appears in the anthology Hair Lit. Also in there? Stories by the likes of Lindsay Hunter, Ben Tanzer, Roxane Gay, Leni Zumas, Susannah Felts, Steve Himmer, and others. It can be ordered here.
I also have a pair of stories in the anthology All Hands On: THE2NDHAND After 10. They’re alongside work from the likes of Patrick Somerville, Jamie Iredell, Susannah Felts, Joe Meno, Todd Dills, Jonathan Messinger, and Al Burian. The book can be ordered here.